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  1. Examining our Actions "What we do to the earth, we do to ourselves." Therefore, if we fracture the earth we fracture ourselves. CECO Uganda

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  3. 1. Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg To kill the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs is a saying used of an unprofitable action motivated by greed. "A man and his wife had a Hen that laid a golden egg every day. They imagined that the Hen must contain a great lump of gold in its inside, and in order to get the gold they killed it. Having done so, they found to their surprise that the Hen differed in no respect from their other hens. The foolish pair, thus hoping to become rich all at once, deprived themselves of the gain of which they were assured day by day."

  4. 2. Cutting a Branch from a Tree while Sitting on It There are two versions of this illustration. In the illustration the man is sitting on the part of the branch which will fall to the ground along with him when cut. This illustrates means absolute lack of common grasp of his environment., the law of unforeseen consequences, insufficient planning, forward planning, flawed planning strategies, deficiency in reasoning

  5. 3. Interpretation and lessons learnt in relation to environmental degradation and unsustainable use of natural resources Illustration 1: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Illustration 2: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………